FBI says DNA proves young adult is NOT Pitzen

In what appears to be a hoax, the boy who identified himself to police as a missing boy last seen in 2011 in the Wisconsin Dells, is not Timmothy Pitzen. The FBI confirmed Thursday afternoon that DNA results came back proving the person in question is not Pitzen. They did say however, that the man who claimed he was Pitzen was actually Michael Rini, a 23-year old from Median, OH. Rini was released from a correctional institution last month after serving a sentence for burglary and vandalism, according to WCPO TV.

A local investigation continues into this person’s true identity, according to the FBI. The Aurora Police continue to lead the investigation into the Timmothy’s disappearance.